Deep Sky Section



Hi all Deep Sky Section Members,

Wow, this year has gone seriously quick! This is our last section meeting for 2018 as next month we have Vic South Desert Spring Star Party and the Christmas Star-Be-Cue in December. If you’ve received your latest Crux magazine, you would know we have received the 40” F/3.3 SDM telescope. If you would like to have a look through it, it will be up and running on Saturday night. While the booking process for the bunkrooms isn’t up and running yet, beds are available. It’s first-in best dressed so be early if you want a bed!

Let’s cross our fingers for some clear sky and I’ll see you up at the Leon Mow Dark Sky Site.

Until then clear and dark skies to all.


Next Meeting will be on October 6    

Location:             LMDSS site, Heathcote                 

What to bring:     Telescope and equipment (not essential, if you don't own one), camping chair and equipment, sleeping gear (if you are staying at the site) and a red torch (no white light) and lastly, warm clothing.                           

Don't forget to obtain the gate/clubroom codes for access.

Contact Section Director: Paul Gardiner ( or call 0439 374 159) for more information.

 In a galaxy far, far away……

Are you interested in observing galaxies, open and globular clusters, planetary nebulae, emission nebulae, reflection nebulae and dark nebulae to name a few. Then join the Deep Sky Section at our monthly meetings at LMDSS.

If you have a telescope, bring it with you and if you don't there will be scopes to view through plus the society's 25-inch Obsession will be in operation.  We aim to provide novice deep sky observers with the ability to learn from experienced observers about how to locate and observe these objects, which eyepieces and filters work best and the resources to get the most out of your observing experience.  For the seasoned observer, the Deep Sky section provides an arena to get together, share information and experiences and imparting knowledge to astronomers new to the field, but most importantly having a great time doing the thing we love the most, driving our telescopes to their limits.


Some of our DSS members